I love Castles! Gothic architecture is so enchanting, like a Fairy Tale come to Life. I was so excited to visit Lyndhurst Mansion in New York state. Nicknamed Lyndenhurst for the beautiful linden trees on the property, it is formally known as the Jay Gould estate for people without any imagination, named for previous Railroad tycoon owner. For the rest of us, this country house and surrounding 67 acre park is an American mini-Castle waiting to be explored.Continue reading “Lyndhurst Castle | Fairy Tale Manor in New York”
On a recent trip to Flagstaff, Arizona we started the day with a nice warm-up hike. The city of Flagstaff is located at 8,000 ft, and if you are not accustomed to high elevations, I strongly suggest starting with an easy hike. Kendrick Park is located a 20 miles north of Flagstaff on the 180.
The parking lot is well paved with great views all around. Summer or Winter, this hike is worth the stop. There is a 1/4 mile loop that is even paved for wheelchairs & baby strollers! The larger loop is 1.5 miles. Our only regret was not being prepared for such a beautiful picnic spot!